Girls Varsity Soccer · Derby battles hard but falls short.


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With the chance of severe weather tonight, the Varsity game was pushed up to a two and a half hours to be sure they got the game played. Thankfully the weather held off and it turned out to be a beautiful day for soccer. This tough league battle would play out until the very end, literally, as Alyssa Rowland had a chance to tie it with just a matter of seconds left. She was also responsible for the goal that would even the match in the first half, after Derby had given up a fairly early goal.
The biggest issue for the Panthers tonight was finding the net. A goal missed from inside the six and another on an empty net were just a couple of the examples of how hard it was for the Panthers to capitalize on their opportunities. Maize was able to get the winning goal with about fifteen minutes left in the game, but the Panthers never stopped attacking as they had chances at goal right up to the very end.
Derby (9-4-1,3-1) will have a quick turnaround as they host Salina Central tomorrow evening.